English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Whitehaven

Historical Forms

  • Prestegile c.1180 StB
  • Prestgill p.1500 ib
  • Pries Gill 1698 Terrier
  • Priestgill 1743 LowtherW


'gilof the priests.'